Paranormal Romance: a sub-genre that focuses on romance and includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation, blending together themes from the genres of traditional fantasy, science fiction, or horror. Common hallmarks are romantic relationships between humans and vampires, shape shifters, ghosts, and other entities of a fantastic or otherworldly nature and can also include characters with psychic abilities.

Addict: (v) to habituate or abandon oneself to something compulsively or obsessively (see above)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with author Pamela Palmer!

I am so excited today to have author Pamela Palmer join us at Paranormal Romance Addict for an interview!
Welcome Pamela!

Pamela PalmerPP: Thank you, Crystal. I’m delighted to be here!

PRA: You write an amazing paranormal romance series called Feral Warriors. For readers who are new to the series, can you tell us a little bit about it please?

PP: I love that you call it ‘amazing’! The Feral Warriors series is the story of the last nine shape-shifters left in the world and their battle to keep the Daemons from rising again. Each of these nine larger-than-life immortal males shifts into a different animal (jaguar, tiger, wolf, hawk, viper, lion, cougar, fox, panther) and each is the last of his unique line of shape-shifters. The stories are high-action, high-adventure, and very sexy.

PRA: In the series you create a unique world of Shifters, Mages and Therians; what inspired it? 

PP: The idea that sparked the series was a scene snippet of a larger-than-life male appearing in the heroine’s small town kitchen, informing her that she’s not only immortal, but the savior of his immortal race, and demanding she leave her world to accompany him. That scene became the first between the hero and heroine (Lyon and Kara) of Desire Untamed, book 1 in the series. At the time the idea came to me, I had no idea what kind of immortal the man was or why he needed her. I found all that and so much more as I dug deeper and deeper into the story.

PRA: Why paranormal romance?

PP: I’ve always been a huge fan of all things weird—sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal/time-travels, you name it. But I’ve always read primarily romance. I lose interest in a book without a strong romantic element pretty quickly. My favorite genre as a reader is paranormal romance/urban fantasy—larger-than-life characters in what is basically our world. And since that’s what I love to read, it’s also what I love to write.

Hunger UntamedPRA: The 5th book in this series, Hunger Untamed, was just released on February 22nd and it features the Feral Warrior Kougar. Can you tell us a little bit about him and his story?

PP: In the earlier stories, Kougar is the cold-eyed, emotionless one, the most dangerous of the Feral Warriors. By book 4, we learn that a thousand years ago his mate (his wife) somehow severed their mating bond, leaving him to believe she was dead and her entire Ilina race extinct. He’s only known for a short while that Ariana is still alive, that she and her race had faked their extinction, and he now wants nothing to do with the woman who betrayed him so completely. But two of the Feral Warriors are trapped in a Daemon spirit trap and Ariana, the Queen of the Ilinas and Kougar’s mate, is the only one who stands any chance of saving them. If she will. If she can.

Bitten by CupidPRA: Did you know from the start of the series that you would have the Ilinas in it and the Queen would be Kougar’s mate?

PP: No, not at all. I’m finding out what happens in this story only a little bit ahead of my readers. Don’t get me wrong, I do know things. I know how the series ends and who will be the hero and heroine of the final book. And a few key events along the way. But a lot of the story isn’t clear to me ahead of time and only opens up as I reach it. The Ilinas came to me as I wrote the novella Hearts Untamed for the Bitten By Cupid anthology I did with Lynsay Sands and Jaime Rush last year. I knew that the heroine of that novella was in trouble and it was in figuring out what kind of trouble that the Ilinas (a race of female mist warriors and seductresses) came to me. Near the end, Kougar walked into the middle of the scene between the hero, heroine, and one of these Ilinas and not only wasn’t he surprised that the Ilinas weren’t extinct as everyone believed, he knew the woman, Melisande, who was the villain of that piece. And I knew I’d found the key to Kougar’s story.

PRA: How did you come up with the Ilinas having the unnaturally bright blue eyes?

PP: I was looking for something that made them look slightly in-human. But in a good way.

PRA: What thing would Kougar never be caught dead doing/saying?

PP: “Let’s Par-tay!”

PRA: All the characters in this series are such strong characters. Is there anything that helped inspire their personalities? 

PP: I’ve always enjoyed studying people and trying to figure out what makes them tick. None of my characters are based on anyone I actually know, but I’ve used what I’ve learned over the years to flesh out characters who might start out as little more than an idea. I knew that Lyon was the chief, that Tighe was the charmer, that Jag was the bad boy. Then I took each of those very basic character types, dug into their lives and their back stories and started to see the individuals. In each book, I get to know them better.  

PRA: Your 6th book in the series, Ecstasy Untamed, will be released in November and features the Feral, Hawke, is there anything you can share with us about it?

PP: Here’s what I just posted to my website: Suffering from the effects of the spirit trap, Hawke's life goes from bad to worse when the new fox shifter finally arrives at Feral House, his intended mate on his arm, and Hawke finds himself falling hard and fast for the woman destined to be his new Feral brother’s wife.

PRA: Has your series gone the way you originally planned it?

PP: Actually, other than knowing the ending, I’ve never entirely known where the series was going. I still don’t. Things keep happening that surprise me, like the release of the wraith Daemons in book 4 and the fact that the Ilinas weren’t extinct. And in book 6, when… Well, I’m going to make you wait and read it first. : )

PRA: Are there any characters that were harder to write than others?

Rapture Untamed by Pamela PalmerPP: Jag was both the hardest and the most fun. While I’ve always understood him, making him sympathetic was a challenge. He’s such a bad boy. I was worried that readers wouldn’t take to him, but it’s been just the opposite. People seem to love Jag.

PRA: What kinds of writing process or rituals do you have when writing your novels? Is there anything you must have in order to write?

PP: I need music—moody, instrumental music. I love Keiko Matsui and Jesse Cook, and I listen to a lot of soundtracks. Some of my recent favorites are Halo 3, Inception, and the Last Samurai.

PRA: Do you have anything your working on now that you can share with us?

PP: At the moment I’m revising Ecstasy Untamed, plotting book 7 in the Feral Warriors series, and playing with something else that I can’t tell you about just yet!

PRA: What do you do when you are not writing?

PP: I love to read and watch movies and a few favorite television shows (Fringe, Vampire Diaries, Stargate Universe). I also take an exercise class twice a week and Tae Kwon Do three times a week. I just started the Tae Kwon Do last. So many of my characters, both male and female, are warriors and they’re always fighting—something I’ve never done. I wanted to know what it felt like. It turns out I love it! Who knew it could be so much fun to hit and kick things?

PRA: You list some of your favorite paranormal authors on your website as Kerri Arthur, Kresley Cole, J.R. Ward and Nalini Singh.
I cannot wait for J.R. Ward’s next BDB release, Lover Unleashed. Are there any upcoming PNR releases that you’re looking forward to?  

PP: I wish I had more time to read! I’m so far behind on all my favorite series that, no, there’s nothing I’m waiting for. I already own all the books I’m anxious to read, I just haven’t had time to read them. The last one I grabbed the moment it came out was Karen Marie Moning’s Shadowfever. So good!

PRA: If you were lost in space with five of your favorite book boyfriends, who would they be?

PP: Ha! I love this. I’d have to take my Feral Warriors. Any five. I’m pretty much in love with all of them.

PRA: Thank you Pamela for taking the time to stop by!  Do you have any last comments or words you would like to share with our readers?

PP: Thank you for having me! For those who’ve been reading the Feral Warriors, thank you!
And for those who haven’t given the Feral Warriors a try, I hope you will!
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You can also find Pamela at:


And if you are interested in this series, which why wouldn't you be? Make sure to check out my reviews of Pamela's Feral Warriors short in the Bitten by Cupid anthology >here< and Hunger Untamed >here<

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-GIVEAWAY-
Pamela has generously offered a signed copy of Desire Untamed, the first novel in her Feral Warriors series, to giveaway to readers!

Desire Untamed by Pamela PalmerJust leave a comment answering this question:
If you were lost in space with five of your book boyfriends, who would they be?
Make sure to leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner. 

Giveaway will close at 11:59pm on March 24th. One winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before a new winner is chosen. The winner's name will be posted here following the end of the giveaway.    


34 comments:

Ronda Tutt (Queentutt's World of Escapism) said...

Great Interview and The Feral Warriors sound awesome. I would love to win the first book.

Now for the question, I'd like to stuck in space with the following five:

1. Acheron - Acheron by S. Kenyon
2. Rhage - Lover Eternal by JR Ward
3. Kade - Shadows of Midnight by L Adrian
4. Lachlain MacRieve - A Hunger Like No Other by K. Cole
5. Brennan - Atlantis Redeemed by Alyssa Day

Boy would I have some fun - LOL

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Amy said...

Great interview! I've read two of the Feral Warriors books and loved them.

The 5 book boyfriends would be:

1) Bones - Night Huntress series [Jeaniene Frost]

2) Raphael - Guild Hunter series [Nalini Singh]

3) Rhage - Lover Eternal [J.R. Ward]

4) Shade - Demonica series [Larissa Ione]

5) Barrons - Fever series [Karen Marie Moning]


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Karen H said...

I love the Feral Warriors, Thanks Pamela for a great world to escape to.

Vane - Night Play by S. Kenyon

Wulfe - Feral Warrior ??? by P. Palmer

Madoc - Living Nightmare by S. Butcher

Bowen McReive - Wicked Deeds on a Winters Night by K. Cole

Justice - Atlantis Unleashed by A. Day

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~D said...

1. Micah- LKH's Anita Blake Series
2. Gregori- Carpathian from Christine Feehan
3. Maddox- Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
4. Zhadist- Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward
5. Asher- LKH's Anita Blake

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Maria said...

This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

My top 5 book boyfriends would be:

1. Rhev- Lover avenged- J.R Ward
2. Reyes- The Darkest Pleasure- Gena Showalter
3. Wraith- Passion Unleashed- Larissa Ione
4. Adam Black- The Immortal Highlander- Karen Marie Moning
5. Strike- Night Keepers- Jessica Anderson

M.ramey@ymail.com

BLHmistress said...

My Top 5 Book Boyfriends I would take with me is.

1 Acheron-Dark Hunter Series-Sherrilyn Kenyon

2. Paris -Lord's series- Gena Showalter

3. Wrath-BDB-J.R. Ward

4. Eidolon-Demonica Series-Larissa Ione

5. Bowen-IAD series-Kresley Cole

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Mikki-ManĂ³ said...

Hmm, that's hard to answer, since there's so many HOT guys who I can imagine being lost with :P

1. Bones from Night Huntress series (Jeaniene Frost) - Wow, that's the one who I would certenly pick :P
2. Wrath from Black Dagger Btohterhodd #1 (J.R.Ward)
3. Aaron from The Darkest Passion (Gena Showalter)
4. Vlad aka Dracula from Night Huntress - yeah, I'm a huge Jeaniene Frost fan :P
5. Aadian from You can't hide (Karen Rose)

So, that would be my list.
Thanks for the interview, I did really enjoy it, and thank you, Pamela, for the offered signed, because I would love to have an own copy from YOU :)

mikki-mano@hotmail.com

DarkBloodyVamp said...

OMG If I was in lost in space with 5 OF MY BOOK BOYFRIENDS I WOULD NEVER WOULD WANT TO BE FOUND!!!!

I would definitely want:

1. BONES!!!! (Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress series

2. Maddox - Gena Showalter - Lord of the Underworld series

3. Valerius - Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dark-Hunters series

4. Samson - Tina Folsom - Scanguard Vampires series

5. Dominic - Laurie London - Sweetblood series

I would never let to go afterwards! :D

Thank you for this giveaway. I have heard so many good things about this series that I would love to win the first book. :)

redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca.

jeanette8042 said...

Wonderful interview and I can't wait for more books in this series!

1. Acheron Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Zsadist BDB series by JR Ward
3. Curran Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
4. Barrons Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
5. Jag Feral Warriors series by Pamela Palmer

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Mariee said...

Great interview!

My 5 boyfriends would be:

1. Nicholas (A Rose At Midnight - Anne Stuart)
2. Ben (Crash Into Me - Jill Sorenson)
3. Julian (Tempt the Devil - Anna Campbell
4. Wrath (Dark Lover - JR Ward
5. Dillon (Into the Fire - Anne Stuart

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Sheree said...

Hm....

1. Danaus - Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days series
2. Rehvenge - J R Ward
3. John Powell - Christina Dodd's The Chosen Ones series
4. Noah Gideon - Jill Myles' Succubus Diaries sereis
5. Thorfinn Haraldsson - Sanra Hill's "Viking Unchained"

Great interview!

ironss[at]gmail[dot]com

caitlyn said...

Just 5?!?!....
well then..
1. Alexander Roman, Mark of the Vampire
2. Phoenix, Wing Slayer Hunters
3. Jag.. love the bad boys
4. Key, wing slayer hunter
5. Tighe too! I just fell in love with him



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winnie said...

If I was lost in space with 5 of my book boyfriends, they would be:
1. Bones - Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
2. Adam - Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
3. Barrons - Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
4. Lucas - Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh
5. Cole - Everyone Loves a Hero by Marie Force

Thanks for the giveaway!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Sara M said...

1. Stefan: Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series
2. Finnegan: Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series
3. Bones: Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series
4. Seth: Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series
5. Cormac: Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Norville series

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

1& 2 Eric and Bill from the Sookie series
3.Bones: Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series
4.Rehvenge - J R Ward
5.Zsadist BDB series by JR Ward
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
Here are the guys>
1. Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine HArris.
2. Edward Cullen from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
3. Jamie Frasier for Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
4. Bill Compton from the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris
5. Patch from Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Pamela Palmer said...

I love this question and love your answers!

Danielle Gorman said...

1. Zsadist from the BDB by JR Ward
2. Derek Craven from Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
3. Wraith from the Demonica series by Larissa Ione
4. Lachlain MacRieve from IAD series by Kresley Cole
5. Torin from LOTU series by Gena Showalter

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Beverly said...

Great interview - amazing question!
I haven't read this series, but keep seeing such great stuff about them and feel like this is a MUST have series!
Wow - 5!
1 - Eidolon (Demon Doctor from Larissa Ione)
2 - Shade (he's Larissa's too)
3 - Wraith (you have to have them all)
4 - Aidan (not paranormal - but oooh, from Nora Roberts)
5 - Cian - vampire from Nora Roberts

Beverly S
bevsharp@desch.org

Julie S said...

Cool giveaway question.
Let's see Bill and Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books, Dimitri from Vampire Academy, Stark from House of Night, and Jacob from Twilight.

juliecookies(at)gmail.com

donnas said...

Ok, 5 would be - Bones (Night Huntress), Barrons (Fever series), Roarke (In Death), Eric (Sookie series) and Raphael (Guild Hunter)

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meggerfly said...

Why only 5? That's not enough! Great interview BTW!

1) Bones~Night Huntress~Jeaniene Frost

2) Zsadist~Black Dagger Brotherhood~JR Ward

3) Roarke~In Death~JD Robb

4)Garreth MacRieve~Immortals After Dark~Kresley Cole

5) Adrian~Fallen Angels~JR Ward

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Anonymous said...

Daemon sadi - Anne Bishop (Black Jewels)

Reyes - Gena Showalter (the darkest pleasure)

Rio - Lara Adrian (midnight rising)

Judd - Nalini Singh (caressed by ice)

Paenther - Pamela Palmer (passion untamed)

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Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

There is way too many names going through my head right now...only 5..

1.Illium from Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series
2.Dimitri-Guild Hunter as well
3.Will-Angelfire
4.Damon-Vampire Diaries
5.Raphael-Guild Hunter

I really have a thing for the guild hunter series men lol

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theJeepDiva said...

Paul Marron (hey he's on a gazillion of the covers, specifically the one being given away!)
Rhage, Black Dagger Brotherhood
Sterling Chase, Midnight Breed
Lore, Demonica
Lord Justice, Warriors of Poisidon

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Jolene Allcock and Family said...

Wraith-Passion Unleashed
Eric-Southern Vampire series
Danaus-Dark Days series
Dante-Maker Song series
Bones-Night Huntress series

Great interview, I've been dying to start this series and would love nothing more than to win the first book. Thanks so much for the chance

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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

How generous of you to allow me to choose 5 book boyfriends :-)

I would take these swoonworthy heroes with me:

1. Mr. John Thornton from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (I bet Mr. Daryc is already taken so I want Mr Thornton then :-D)
2. Jeff Martini from Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
3. Christopher from Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
4. Clay Danvers from Bitten by
Kelley Armstrong
5. Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

Thank you! :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

romanticalreader said...

Such a fun question...great giveaway! Pamela..Your books are at the top of my "next series to read list!". Can't wait!

Here are my five men...in no particular order..basically because I want them all!! Lol

1. Acheron-dark hunter series
2. Viscious-BDB
3. Paris-gena showalter series
4. Eric-True Blood
5. Edward-twilight

romanticalreader said...

Sorry...forgot to leave my email!!

Kaoutlaw@comcast.net

Thank you!
Katie W

Cath's Chatter said...

ok...if I was lost in space with these 5 hotties, don't bother looking for me!!!!!

#1 Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series
#2 Z from JR Ward's BDB series
#3 Lyon from Pamela's Feral series
#4 Raphael from Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series
#5 Dimitri from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series

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RachyBee said...

Oooh. Great contest--I'm excited!

Oh, Lord....only five??
Hmmmm.....

1. Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
2. Archeron from The Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Dimitri from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
4. Strider from the Lords of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter
and
5. Torin from the Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter (Yes, we couldn't touch each other, but his sense of humor is killer, plus i'd just love to look at him ;P)

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Cherry said...

Oh there are so many... but okey, I'll try to narrow it down...

1. Harry Dresden - of the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher

2. Curran - of the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

3. Zhadist - of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward

4. Death - of the Alex Craft series by Kalayna Price
- and of the Anya Kalinczyk series by Laura Bickle :)

5. Malcolm - of the Dragon series by Allyson James

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Dinda said...

would take :
1. Edward from Twilight saga
2. Damon from Vampire Diaries
3. Bones from Night Huntress series
4. Raphael from Guild Hunter series
5. Dimitri from Vampire Academy series

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mbreakfield said...

Great interview!
My five are:
1. Mr. Darcy
2. Archeron- dark-hunter
3. Judd - psy/changeling series
4. Garreth MacRieve- immortals after dark series
5. Malkom- immortals after dark
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